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Seven Fun Things to Look Forward to in New York City in 2023

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Planning for the New Year in New York City?

Happy New Year! Time flies especially when you are having fun. As foodies and New Yorkers, we are very excited about what is in store for 2023. So, with everything from Chinese New Year to winter festivals in Central Park, here are seven fun things to look forward to in New York City in 2023.

NYC Winter Jazzfest – January 12 to January 18

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Last year, the NYC Winter Jazzfest had virtual only performances, but this event will be in person in 2023. There will be seven nights of jazz performances featuring over 400 musicians from around the world at venues across New York City. This sounds like a lot of fun for music lovers.

NYC Winter Restaurant Week – January 17 to February 12

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New York City is renowned for its diverse foodie scene. We love, love to try new restaurants and to explore new cuisine during NYC Restaurant Week. Restaurant week will be back on January 17th until February 12th. You can get great deals at some of the most popular restaurants in NYC. So, whether you are craving a juicy steak or fresh seafood, there is something for everyone!

NYC Broadway Week – January 17 to February 12

The Book of Mormon Broadway Theater P.C.: wikipedia, Ajay Suresh

Happening at the same time as NYC Restaurant Week is NYC Broadway Week. You can get 2 for 1 tickets to popular Broadway shows like The Book of Mormon, Wicked or Hamilton. Tickets to a show and a yummy dinner afterwards (taking advantage of NYC Restaurant Week) sound like the perfect night out! Keep your eye out for NYC Off-Broadway Week too some time in 2023!

Chinese New Year – January 22 to February 12

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Chinese New Year starts on January 22nd in 2023 and it will be the year of the rabbit. You can be part of the festivities and dine at one of the many restaurants in Chinatown this year. There will be a firecracker ceremony on January 22nd at Sara D Roosevelt Park and a big Chinese New Year parade on February 12th, so mark your calendars. Stay tuned for our guide with everything you need to know about celebrating Chinese New Year in New York City on our blog.

Winter Jam in Central Park – February 4

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Winter Jam in Central Park is an annual winter sports festival at Rumsey Playfield with lots of fun activities and best of all, it is all free! In years past, there was sledding, curling, ice bowling, flag football and more. Let’s hope for some snow. We are so happy to see this fun winter event returning.

New Restaurants in New York City

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The New York City food scene is always changing which means there are so many restaurants opening every month! Some new restaurants that we are excited about and that just opened or will be opening something time soon in 2023 include Dim Sum Palace, a new huge dim sum restaurant in Chinatown, Flyfish Club, the first NFT restaurant (we are not quite sure what that means either but we interested to find out more information), Bad Roman, a modern Italian restaurant opening in the Time Warner Center and Ma-Dé, an Asian inspired seafood restaurant opening in Nolita.

Ahoy New York Food Tours of Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita

Ahoy New York Food Tours Benito One Tasting

Finally, Ahoy New York Food Tours is very excited about what’s in store for 2023! We have two food tours, Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest and Taste Mulberry Street – A Culinary Journey and with so much happening in New York City 2023, it will be a great time to visit New York City. Ahoy New York food tours are a stress-free way to explore Chinatown, Little Italy and Nolita, three great foodie neighborhoods!